Bright Reads July 2021: Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou


With the Bright Reads Book Club

Alexandra Pedro

Written by Alexandra Pedro

24 Jul 2021

2-minute read

This month we are reading Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou.

There I was scrolling through my library app when I come across this book. The title and cover immediately made me think of alcoholism, a topic that is close to me. After reading a couple of lines, it was decided that this was going to be our July's book!

I know this one will not be for everyone. The writing style may scare some people away and annoy others. However, I find it essential that we broaden our horizons as readers. Too many authors write similarly. Alain Mabanckou does not follow their invisible rules.


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I have already started reading this book. While I think it will get deeper soon enough, for now it has been an enjoyable and fun book to read. We will see how it goes from here but I have high hopes.

Have a bright read!

Alexandra Pedro

Alexandra is a business owner, marketer and creative based in Ireland. She founded Alexandra Pedro Marketing in 2018. Her purpose is to farther the arts and culture industry through both her services and her free resources.